Weeknight dinner: you want it fast, and you want it easy. You’re thinking takeout. Well, think again. With these quick summer dinner recipes you can put that iPhone down and get into the kitchen. All of these 6 delicious, healthy dinner meals can be made in less time than it takes for you outsource it!
We’ve got Mexican, we’ve got Japanese, and well, other flavours, but it’s all super fresh and super fast. These healthy dinner recipes are wholefoods at their best – flavoursome and oh so beneficial for your bod!
Spicy black bean veggie bowls
Your taste buds will be dancing the samba with every bite of these spicy veggie bowls. They're warm and comforting, while the citrus, avocado and coriander bring that Mexican freshness. The spicy sauce is banging and so easy to make, gotta love blenders! With rice as the foundation, these bowls are pretty cost effective too. They’re also fantastic as leftovers, so if you make a little extra that’s lunch sorted. Bonus bowls – nice. Make them here.
Green vegetable quinoa salad with nuts & seeds
Healthy doesn’t get much better than this power couple - edamame and quinoa. If you’ve had an indulgent weekend, this dinner is just the ticket on a Monday night. Or any night of the week that you’re after a speedy and nutritious dinner. Spend the extra 5 minutes toasting the almonds – if cooking shows have taught us anything it’s “don’t forget texture!”. Get the recipe here.
Red rice quinoa stir-fry
Coloured grains and rice are so on trend right now, and this healthy dinner recipe is jumping straight on that superior rice wagon. Speaking of superior rice, have you tried quinoa? It’s naturally gluten-free and contains iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E, and fibre. Q. How do you cook quinoa? A. Simple – it’s very similar to cooking rice. Click here for easy-peasy instructions and a winner dinner.
Tempeh bowls with teriyaki sauce
Smoothie bowls shouldn’t be the only bowls on everyone’s health radar right now. These tempeh bowls are a fun and easy dinner, filled with wholesome and tasty ingredients. Japanese inspired, they make a wonderful alternative to your ‘typical everyday dinner’. The sauces used are pantry essentials, so you’ll find them super handy for other dishes, and for recreating your new fave tempeh bowls again and again. Get the recipe here.
Raw energy salad with crunchy seeds
A healthy dinner needn’t be hard work – this one doesn’t even require any cooking! You’ll receive all the benefits of the ingredients in their purest form, raw as from mother nature. It’s also fantastically versatile, so any surplus can be used in sandwiches or you can just chuck it all in a jar. It’s fresh, crunchy and flavourful – everything you could want in a quick dinner. Hit the link for the recipe (if you can even call it a recipe, it’s so darn easy!).
Quinoa rice salad
Kind of like a healthy version of fried rice, this salad is scrumptious both hot and cold. You can vary the ratio of rice to quinoa if you prefer one more than the other, however we suggest upping the quinoa. Why? It’s tremendously nutritious.
Quinoa has the perfect balance of all nine amino acids essential for human nutrition, this type of complete protein is rarely found in plant foods. It also has an impressively large amount of manganese, magnesium, and phosphorous, as well as significant amounts of iron, zinc, copper, and potassium. And this is just scratching the quinoa nutrition surface! It’s seriously a dream superfood. To enjoy this quick dinner - click here.